It may not surprise you that the federal government has spent millions of dollars looking at obesity, but what may be surprising is its subject group: gays and lesbians.
In the federal building in downtown Portland, there’s a sculpture in the lobby called "Louie, Louie," and each of the ribs on it represents a sound wave from the song. And like the tune or not, you paid for it with federal stimulus money.
Click "play" on the video and decide if you think SE 122nd Ave. needed $650,000 in repairs.
The Portland City Council will be using some of your tax dollars to pay for a holiday shopping promotion that includes an ugly sweater decorating party and contest.
SeaPort uses a nine passenger single engine Cessna to fly passengers from Portland to Pendleton and back again. The flight takes 1 hour 20 minutes. Driving there would take about 3 hours 30 minutes.
Each one of the two decorative bus shelters cost $38,000. The money to pay for them came from the federal stimulus bill, which means even if you don’t ride the bus or live in Wilsonville or even live in Oregon, you paid for them.
The city of Portland feels white male managers need some extra diversity training. They’ll be involved in a three-day seminar called White Men as Full Diversity Partners.
The national recession in 2008 hit White Bird hard. Co-founders Walter Jaffe and King said donations were down and they were looking at making cuts, including the graphics and marketing person who designed promotional signs.
During KATU’s investigation into a road being ripped up seemingly for no reason near Powell Butte, someone who lives there pointed out another possible waste – freshly painted lines on a stretch of 162nd Avenue that was clearly marked to be torn up by construction crews in the near future.
When the federal government has a surplus, they sell it to local governments and nonprofits. The warehouse charges a commission to the buyer to cover overhead.
A Southeast Portland road that was built up to accommodate heavy trucks is being torn up and rebuilt. But is there a good reason why?
Former Republican state Rep. Jeff Kropf showed KATU a report he obtained that was compiled by the state of Oregon. It lists state worker salaries and benefits and compares them to those in the private sector
Forces of nature caused delays on a bridge project in the Coast Range that would have straightened a 10-mile stretch of windy road down to five and a half miles.
During a routine trip to the state capitol, KATU notice some posh-looking new signs in the lobby and asked some questions. The price? $129. Each.